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Articles from the September 29, 2010 edition

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Mukilteo author has book signing at HP Retirement

Photo courtesy of HP Retirement Mary McElroy wrote the book "Fantail Journeys: Diary at Sea." A new Mukilteo author with a book on faith and adventure is scheduled for a book signing at...


Mukilteo Fire: Re-educate yourself about smoke alarms

Photo by Sara Bruestle Mayor Joe Marine proclaimed Oct. 3-9 Fire Prevention Week on Monday, with Fire Marshal Jim Thomas at his side. In his proclamation, the mayor urged Mukilteo residents to take th... Full story


Traditional luau now in its 41st year

Photo by Rebecca Carr The (in?)famous Taylor "T" will be back on the auction block this Saturday for the Mukilteo Boys & Girls Club Luau. The annual fundraiser generates much-needed... Full story


Knights triumph...

Photo courtesy of Liz Ferry The Kamiak Boys Varsity Tennis Team was in action on Wednesday afternoon versus Arlington High School. The Kamiak Knights, coached by Victor Alinen, won the match, giving...


What a show!

Photos courtesy of Liz Ferry The Kamiak Showband gave a sneak peak of their show, "Everything is Illuminated" at Goddard Stadium on Saturday. Their first competition will take place in...


The Social Network

I have a friend who insists that Americans are wrong to use the term “cell phone” instead of “mobile,” as they do in other parts of the world. He’s wrong about this, by... Full story


In the name of God

Throughout history, there have been people who have done things “in the name of God” to make a loud statement for God that couldn’t be ignore. Sadly, many have communicated a message that is completely contrary to who God is and...


Thanks to all for a successful festival

We are very pleased that, in spite of some iffy weather, the 45th annual Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival at Mukilteo Lighthouse Park on Sept. 10-12 was a success! The festival is a place where our local community members come out and celebrate with...


Letters for the week of Sept. 29

Volunteers respond Dear Editor, As a result of publicizing the volunteer ombudsman opportunity in your paper, we have accepted 13 new volunteers into our four-day certification training, which began last week. This is a record number for a volunteer...


City adopts policy to close budget gap

The city isn't broke, but council action Monday helps change budget practices so that it doesn't happen in the future. Mukilteo City Council unanimously approved the adoption of a gap-closing policy to stop overspending, with councilmember Tony... Full story


FAA expands review of commercial flights at Paine Field

The Federal Aviation Administration may not reach a decision on whether to allow scheduled passenger service at Paine Field until early 2011. The FAA is studying the environmental impacts of more flights by Horizon Air and Allegiant Air than were...


New code bans car repair on public streets

Residents in the middle of repairing cars that are parked on a public street in Mukilteo must now park them somewhere else. Mukilteo City Council unanimously approved an amendment to Mukilteo’s municipal code on Monday to ban the repair or...


Be a leader with Snohomish County program

Limited seats are still available for the Leadership Snohomish County Challenge Program for Young Adults, which begins in October. Leadership Snohomish Country works in partnership with local business and community leaders to identify talented,... Full story


Dept. of Energy awards $10 million to Snohomish PUD tidal project

Snohomish County Public Utility District’s forward-looking tidal energy research was strengthened this week by $10 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The funds will support a pilot project in which two OpenHydro... Full story


Take the ‘bird chow’ challenge

Birds can have funny eating habits, just like we do. The Celebrate Urban Birds project at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology in New York would like you to submit your observations of interesting or unusual bird feeding behavior for its Bird Chow Challeng... Full story


Police Beat for week of Sept. 29

Sept. 21 Animal Complaint – 13100 block 42nd Pl. W. A resident reported a large coyote running through the neighborhood. He reported that the coyote was not “vicious or misbehaving,” but said that the city newsletter told him to... Full story


District partners with Snohomish County PUD

The Mukilteo School District and the Snohomish County PUD have partnered through the utility’s Resource Conservation Manager program to identify operational changes aimed at saving the district more than $45,000 a year in energy costs....


District receives state energy grant

The Mukilteo School District was one of 22 districts in the state to recently receive a grant for various school construction projects. The district received $1.3 million, which is part of $100 million in competitive energy grants provided by the...


Enrollment up, but no big changes for Mukilteo schools

It is almost one month into the school year for the Mukilteo School District, and by this time most of the early issues have been resolved. With budget cuts, staffing reductions and other financial woes affecting most organizations, the public has...


2 bands to play at Whidbey Island’s Octoberfest

On Saturday, Oct. 2, the old barn at Greenbank Farm on Whidbey Island will be heralding the cheer “Ein Prosit” to the popular "oompa" sounds of the Pickled Herring Band; and then switch to dancing feet and the swinging jazz...


Celebrate Japan Week at EvCC

Everett Community College is celebrating Japan Week Oct. 4-8 with a visit from Consul Takashi Kuchii of the Consulate-General of Japan, an origami workshop, anime film, lecture about doing business in Japan and a traditional Japanese tea ceremony....


Community volunteers for Days of Caring in Mukilteo garden

Photo by Sara Bruestle Lois Brown, master gardener and president of the Mukilteo Community Garden, harvests zucchini from the community garden on Sept. 25 to be donated to the Mukilteo Food Bank. She...


Chance McKinney of 'Be Real' fame to play in Wenatchee

The Performing Arts Center of Wenatchee kicks off the 2010-2011 season on Thursday, Sept. 30 at 7:30 p.m., with the winner of Country Music Television’s (CMT) Music City Madness competition, Chance McKinney. McKinney’s “Be...


Food, wine and beer tasting at EvCC

Tickets are on sale now for the Everett Community College Foundation fundraiser Gusto! scheduled for Nov. 13 at the Comcast Arena in Everett. Gusto! celebrates food, wine, and microbrews from around the world with a tasting from 6:30-9:30 p.m. This...


International business roundtable at EvCC

John Walsh, vice president of U.S. Bank's International Banking Group, will speak about navigating overseas markets at 7:30 a.m. on Oct. 5 at Everett Community College. Walsh will discuss challenges faced by importers and exporters, distributors and... Full story


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